The first trailer for The Interpreter starring Peter Simonischek has been released exclusively to Screen International ahead of the film’s premiere in the Berlinale Special section on Friday 23.
Simonischek, who won the 2016 European Film Award for Best European Actor for Toni Erdmann, plays Georg, a retiree living in Vienna who is visited by Ali, an interpreter looking for the Nazi officer who may have killed his parents in Slovakia. The two men find a common interest, and begin a journey across Slovakia to find surviving witnesses of the wartime tragedy.
Ali is played by renowned Czech actor and director Jiří Menzel, who won the Academy Award for best foreign language film in 1968 for his film Closely Watched Trains
The film is directed by Slovakian Martin Šulík who made Gypsy, the Slovak Republic’s entry to the Academy Awards in 2011. He also won two Czech Lions for directing and screenplay for his 1995 film The Garden.
The Interpreter was produced by Šulík, Rudolf Biermann and Bruno Wagner, with world sales handled by Celluloid Dreams.